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Dakar Stage 2: Loeb wins, closes on Al Attiyah

Nine-times world rally champion Sebastien Loeb won Monday's second stage of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia to trim Qatari Nasser Al Attiyah's overall lead to under ten minutes. The 47-year-old Frenchman finished three minutes and 28 seconds ahead of the Toyota driver, who won Saturday's prologue and Sunday's first stage but had to go first and clear the way on Monday's 338km timed stage from Ha'il to Al Qaisumah. 'Nasser was pushing very hard. He was opening the road for the cars but still he was really fast. We had to push like in WRC for almost 340 km. At the end I caught him, so I was able to follow him through the dunes,' said Loeb. The overnight bivouac was moved from Al Artawiya due...
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